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Person Details: Lindell E. Ormsbee

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Lindell E. Ormsbee

University of Kentucky
Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute
233 Mining and Mineral Resources Building
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0107
Phone: 859-257-6329





  • Wan H, Islam S, Tarannum T, Shi K, Mills R, Yi Z, Fang F, Lei L, Li S, Ormsbee LE, Xu Z, Bhattacharyya D. 2023. Reactive membranes for groundwater remediation of chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons: competitive dichlorination and cost aspects. Sep Purif Technol 320:123955. doi:10.1016/j.seppur.2023.123955


  • Leniz-Pizarro F, Vogler RJ, Sandman P, Harris N, Ormsbee LE, Liu C, Bhattacharyya D. 2022. Dual-functional nanofiltration and adsorptive membranes for PFAS and organics separation from water. ACS ES&T Wat 2(5):863-872. doi:10.1021/acsestwater.2c00043


  • Aher A, Nickerson T, Jordan C, Thorpe F, Hatakeyama E, Ormsbee LE, Majumder M, Bhattacharyya D. 2020. Ion and organic transport in Graphene oxide membranes: Model development to difficult water remediation applications. J Memb Sci 604:12. doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2020.118024 (in press)
  • Brewer D, Travis E, Koempel A, Ormsbee LE, Pennell KG. 2020. Community forum identifies opportunities to engage with community leaders about chronic disease and environmental pollution in Eastern Kentucky. Appl Environ Educ Commun 19:187-204. doi:10.1080/1533015X.2019.1597660 PMID:32973411 PMCID:PMC7510481
  • Saad A, Mills R, Wan H, Mottaleb MA, Ormsbee LE, Bhattacharyya D. 2020. Thermoresponsive adsorption-desorption of perfluoroorganics from water using PNIPAm hydrogels and pore functionalized membranes. J Memb Sci 599:doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2020.117821 PMID:32095035 PMCID:PMC7039651
  • Saad A, Mills R, Wan H, Ormsbee LE, Bhattacharyya D. 2020. Thermo-responsive PNIPAm-PMMA functionalized PVDF membranes with reactive Fe-Pd nanoparticles for PCB degradation. Ind Eng Chem Res 59(38):16614-16625. doi:10.1021/acs.iecr.0c03260
  • Wan H, Islam MS, Qian D, Ormsbee LE, Bhattacharyya D. 2020. Reductive degradation of CCl4 by sulfidized Fe and Pd-Fe nanoparticles: Kinetics, longevity, and morphology aspects. Chem Eng J 394:12. doi:10.1016/j.cej.2020.125013
  • Wan H, Islam S, Briot N, Schnobrich M, Pacholik L, Ormsbee LE, Bhattacharyya D. 2020. Pd/Fe nanoparticle integrated PMAA-PVDF membranes for chloro-organic remediation from synthetic and site groundwater. J Memb Sci 594:doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2019.117454 PMID:31929677 PMCID:PMC6953629


  • Aher A, Thompson S, Nickerson T, Ormsbee LE, Bhattacharyya D. 2019. Reduced graphene oxide metal nanoparticle composite membranes for environmental separation and chloro-organic remediation. RSC Adv 66:doi:10.1039/c9ra08178j PMID:32095233 PMCID:PMC7039523




  • Davenport DM, Gui M, Ormsbee LE, Bhattacharyya D. 2016. Development of PVDF membrane nanocomposites via various functionalization approaches for environmental applications. Polymers 8(2):32. doi:10.3390/polym8020032
  • Hernandez S, Saad A, Ormsbee LE, Bhattacharyya D. 2016. Nanocomposite and responsive membranes for water treatment. In: Emerging Membrane Technology for Sustainable Water Treatment. Elsevier, pp.389-431.


  • Hernandez S, Lei S, Rong W, Ormsbee LE, Bhattacharyya D. 2015. Functionalization of flat sheet and hollow fiber microfiltration membranes for water applications. ACS Sustain Chem Eng 4(3):907-918. doi:10.1021/acssuschemeng.5b01005
  • Xiao L, Davenport DM, Ormsbee LE, Bhattacharyya D. 2015. Polymerization and functionalization of membrane pores for water related applications. Ind Eng Chem Res 54(16):4174-4182. doi:10.1021/ie504149t PMID:26074669 PMCID:PMC4461045



  • Gui M, Smuleac V, Ormsbee LE, Sedlak DL, Bhattacharyya D. 2012. Iron oxide nanoparticle synthesis in aqueous and membrane systems for oxidative degradation of trichloroethylene from water. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 14:861. doi:10.1007/s11051-012-0861-1
  • Hennig B, Ormsbee LE, McClain CJ, Watkins BA, Blumberg B, Bachas LG, Sanderson W, Suk WA. 2012. Nutrition can modulate the toxicity of environmental pollutants: implications in risk assessment and human health. Environ Health Perspect 120(6):771-774. doi:10.1289/ehp.1104712 PMID:22357258 PMCID:PMC3385446


  • Lewis S, Lynch A, Bachas LG, Hampson S, Ormsbee LE, Bhattacharyya D. 2009. Chelate-modified fenton reaction for the degradation of trichloroethylene in aqueous and two-phase systems. Environ Eng Sci 26(4):849-859. doi:10.1089/ees.2008.0277 PMID:20418966 PMCID:PMC2858874
  • Meyer DE, Hampson S, Ormsbee LE, Bhattacharyya D. 2009. A study of groundwater matrix effects for the destruction of trichloroethylene using Fe/Pd nanoaggregates. Environmental Progress 28:507-518. doi:10.1002/ep.10334 PMID:20526423 PMCID:PMC2880515


  • Hennig B, Ormsbee LE, Bachas LG, Silverstone AE, Milner J, Carpenter DO, Thompson CL, Suk WA. 2007. Introductory comments: nutrition, environmental toxins and implications in prevention and intervention of human diseases. J Nutr Biochem 18(3):161-162. doi:10.1016/j.jnutbio.2006.12.004 PMID:17296487
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